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A Journal on Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Chirurgia 2008 June;21(3):185-7
Surgical treatment of middle aortic syndrome: a rare cause of hypertension in childrens
Khan M. Z., Shahabuddin S., Hamid M., Amanullah M. M.
Division of Congenital Cardiac Surgery Department of Cardiac Surgery The Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan
Middle aortic syndrome is a rare condition characterized by segmental narrowing of descending thoracic aorta or abdominal aorta. It is either congenital or produced by a number of acquired etiologies. The condition may cause severe hypertension and most of the patients if left untreated would die by 40 years of age. A 12 year old girl presented with severe hypertension secondary to discrete mid – thoracic aortic coarctation. We present the surgical technique employed and discuss other modalities of treatment.